[MPlayer-users] Can I use mplayer/mencoder to capture the audio the Linux PC is playing to a file?

James Board jpboard2 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 2 12:35:08 CET 2014

>> I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to capture the audio that my Linux PC is
> > playing and save it to a file.  I don't want to capture from a URL.  I also don't want
> > to capture through the microphone, or analog capture device.  I simply want to
> > capture the bits that are being sent to the sound card.  Can this be done with either
> > mplayer or mencoder?  If not, what's the easiest way to do this?
> Pure ALSA:
> http://bit.ly/JphGRN
> PulseAudio:
> http://bit.ly/JphDp9

Thank you for your help.
I've tried both of those links, and they didn't work.  No audio
was recorded.  I can record audio through the GUI audacity,
so I think I have the loopback stuff working.  What is a working
command for recording the audio that is being played over the
PC speakers?

Thank you.

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